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Identifier: architecturalmag02lond
Title: The Architectural magazine
Year: 1834 (1830s)
Subjects: Architecture
Publisher: London : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman
Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries
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the principal decorationsof this class of architecture ; and blue was the prevailing colourof the ceilings, probably from the colour of the heavens : bethis as it may, when painting was used in ceilings it was generallyof this colour; but I would not confine myself to precedent sovery strictly, as not occasionally to employ any other colourthat might harmonise with the walls. The walls should be ofsuch a hue as to form a connecting link between the floor andceiling, but these should be more subordinate; and the furniture,in form and colour, should fill up the space that would be re-quired, to make the whole in correct keeping. We will nowpass through the folding doors (shown in^o^. 132.), so invitinglythrown open, to the breakfast-room. On the side of this roomare three windows, the centre one of which is to the ground, andopens to the lawn; the end window is shown n\Jig.\S2. Thewhole of this room partakes of the colouring of the drawing- in the Shjie of the Thirteenth Century.133 263

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room, as they are so connected as to be occasionally thrown intoone; but the ceihng, furniture, &c., are not so richly carved. Inthis room may be some niches for statues; and many interesting s 4 264- Design for a Villa subjects in sculpture and painting may be introduced that maysuit, the taste of the proprietor. From the breakfast-room wewill proceed to the lobby {g,Jig. 129.)j which I would not forgetto make an interesting scrap of architecture, as attention to theseminor bits is often the cause of great effects. This every bodymust have observed who ever noticed the little recesses in Gothicbuildings; or the lobbies, passages, and otherwise insignificantplaces, in the interiors of Sir John Soanes buildings. This lobbyleads to the business-room {/,fg. 129.), which should be fittedup with a scrupulous regard to the style of the rest of the build-ing; but, of course, should not be so rich as the other rooms.The ceiling should be in plain panels of light oak, the walls ofone colou

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